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Ludus Tonalis (1942)

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by Schott

Composed by Paul Hindemith.

Studies in Counterpoint, Tonal Organization and Piano Playing. Schott. 9x12 inches. 60 pages. Published by Schott. (HL.49004546)

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The cycle of fugues is introduced and concluded by a Praeludium and Postludium, the second formed by turning the Praeludium upside down and reading it backwards. In solving technical problems he posed himself, Hindemith created a work of considerable imagination. Intellectual achievement and sheer delight in playing are shown not to be mutually exclusive. The Ludus is a graphic example of the composer's delight in the fantastic. He illustrated the work with colored pencil, drawing a lion for each entry of the subject of the fugues. And for each of the twelve, a different kind of lion according to the character of the music, providing an instructive formal analysis of the music.

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